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428 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2013 7:18 AM by wahooka RSS
merrileeg Rookie 1 posts since
Aug 11, 2010
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Oct 15, 2013 5:50 AM

Cracked Rib(s)

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice. I fell during my last long training run and cracked a rib or two. The bones are not displaced at all, just lots of pain. My first 50K is in three weeks. Is there any hope?

Thanks.

  • shipo Legend 453 posts since
    Aug 9, 2013
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    1. Oct 15, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to merrileeg)
    Cracked Rib(s)

    Many years ago I cracked three ribs playing "touch" football.  I took a few days off of running immediately after the game, and when I started back in, I found that the first half mile was near agony, however, once beyond that point my breathing got easier and by a mile or two, I barely felt the ribs.  Once I was done running I was able to move pretty much pain free for a half hour or so before I started tightening up and getting sore again.

     

    Long story short, yes, I believer there is lots of hope. 

  • wahooka Rookie 4 posts since
    Oct 19, 2008
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    2. Oct 20, 2013 7:18 AM (in response to merrileeg)
    Cracked Rib(s)

    Bummer on the cracked ribs. I have done that a few times. You can try too wrap them, but it never helped me that much. Honestly the only thing that helps is time.

     

    Sorry didn't have more.

     

    GL

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